Suicide Prevention: How Can Parents Help Their Kids?

Suicide is now the second leading cause of death among 10 to 24-year-olds. A variety of factors contribute to the intolerable anguish a suicidal student feels, and they may not be able to see the help that is available to them. Parents can play a crucial role by intervening and supporting their child to prevent … Continue reading Suicide Prevention: How Can Parents Help Their Kids?

6 Parenting Tips On Helping Your Child Transition To A New School

The first day of school is quickly approaching. Adjusting to a new school, teachers, classes, and people can be difficult. It can be easy to feel overwhelmed and vulnerable. Will I fit in? Will I find my classes? What if I get lost? What if I can’t make any new friends? Whether your child is … Continue reading 6 Parenting Tips On Helping Your Child Transition To A New School

PageScan: A Deep Dive Into Securly’s URL Categorization Technology

Note: Lightspeed Systems’ VP of Marketing has distributed information about our URL categorization technology to 1000s of districts across US including to many of our customers without allowing us to investigate their claims. In our opinion, this breaks norms in the security industry for Responsible Disclosure, potentially breaks norms around advertising without reasonable substantiation, and … Continue reading PageScan: A Deep Dive Into Securly’s URL Categorization Technology

Securly’s Response to Lightspeed Systems’ Competitive Study

Today, Lightspeed Systems issued the results of an internal competitive study that positions Securly’s and another vendor’s products as inferior in enforcing CIPA compliance. Our initial instinct was to not respond since it was apparent to us how the market generally reacted. Having said that, the amount of concern coming from our customer and prospect … Continue reading Securly’s Response to Lightspeed Systems’ Competitive Study

How To Help Your Child Through The Stress Of Exams

Summer is just around the corner and you may have already begun planning family vacations and outings. But before they have fun, your kids have to take a little something called final exams [insert scary Halloween-like sounds here]. Finals can be a difficult time for the entire household. As students are dealing with the pressure … Continue reading How To Help Your Child Through The Stress Of Exams

Securly Shares 5 Years of Student Safety Evolution

In 2013, Securly had its humble beginnings as a web filter company with the release of our flagship filter product. Student safety has always been Securly's mission, and something we have prioritized when building and releasing new products and services for the K-12 market. 5 years of releases and launches later, we are not just … Continue reading Securly Shares 5 Years of Student Safety Evolution

5 Ways to Promote Mental Health Awareness at School

It’s Mental Health Month, and today is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day. 11.01% of 12-17 year olds reported suffering from at least one major depressive episode in 2017, and suicide is the third leading cause of death for children aged 10-14. It’s important for schools to stay up-to-date on mental health issues, and crucial … Continue reading 5 Ways to Promote Mental Health Awareness at School